Posts Tagged ‘Blended learning’

Blended Learning Tools: Best Uses from Teachers

by Sarah Layton One of my favorite things to do is talk to teachers about blended learning tools and find out how they use them in their classrooms. Who better to give examples of how blended learning is working than teachers just like you… Blended Learning Tools in Health Science Stephanie Avery, Alberta, Canada Health [...]

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Blended Learning Tools: How to Mix It Up

by Sarah Layton In regards to blended learning tools, a teacher recently asked us, “Can I add my own content to these modules?” The teacher was referring to our HealthCenter21 or Business&ITCenter21 online curriculum resources. Our response? Yes and no. Yes You Can The answer was “yes, you can,” because we actually encourage teachers to [...]

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Blended Learning: Helping Students Seize Today for a Better Tomorrow

Artwork by Giulia Forsythe giulia.forsythe http://www.flickr.com/photos/gforsythe/7704609288/ by Kyle Albert For decades, our education system used a factory-based model where a linear teaching method is applied to all students. However, this type of method is proving to be obsolete in our fast-paced digital society. Students first’s article on “Statistics About Education in America” reveals these facts: One [...]

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Blended Learning Longevity

Blended learning is certainly here. But for how long? Is it just another passing trend in the revolving door of pedagogy? This question was brought to my attention in a brief article posted on eschoolnews.com, Hybrid Learning’s Promise for Personalized Education by Laura Devaney. Is blended learning just a passing fad? In the article, Devaney states, “Some [...]

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Online Blended Learning Tools: Adding Video

They say a photo is worth 1,000 words. In that case, I’m guessing a video is worth 1,000,000. Students in your classroom today are “Digital Citizens” and are exposed to video all day and all night long. So be on the lookout for chances to integrate good videos in your online blended learning tools. Online [...]

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Letting The “Crowd” Develop Blended Learning Content

One of my mentors in the field of learning is a guy by the name of Elliott Masie.  He’s long been an outlier–talking about the future (usually correctly) and getting traditional education types upset.  He writes and speaks on the subject of learning to huge groups of learning professionals, runs a Consortium of big corporations [...]

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How Blended Learning Works

As if I needed more convincing of the power of blended learning and reaching all types of learners. I had the experience of watching how blended learning works at its very best. My husband is a scuba diver. Many feet under water seems to be the only way he can find relief from the stress [...]

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Ouch! Using Blended Learning Outside The Classroom

I’ve been having some issues as I get older. Every year, it seems I need a more powerful eyeglasses prescription. Every year, I can’t hear all the sounds I used to. And every year, I have a few new little aches and pains. I now understand why old people used to seem so cranky. Here’s my [...]

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Apply Backward Design to Blended Learning Tools

Yesterday, Mary Seward’s post mentioned Grant Wiggin’s  and Jay McTighe’s model for curriculum design, called Understanding by Design. She concluded, “Sometimes the Understanding by Design model can be challenging – but it yields high quality results.” Ironically, today I saw this post by Kristin Swanson in SmartBlog on Education, about “technology integration by design.” Hmmmm… I read Understanding by Design about 7 or [...]

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Blended Learning Video Webcast for Educators

Career and technical education teachers are under pressure to get a lot done in a day’s time. Keeping pace with changing technology, trends in education and common core standards is critical, but not always easy to fit into a busy day. Blended learning is a topic that is important for today’s teachers, but they may not [...]

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